A section of Mount Kenya leaders have now decided to maintain that the region must produce a presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections. Led by Murang’a Woman Representative, Hon. Sabina Chege, Gichuki Mugambi who is the Othaya MP and Nduati Ngugi from Gatanga, the leaders have said the region has leaders who have the capacity to lead the country after the exit of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Hon. Nduati said it is high time for President Uhuru to appoint the region’s new kingpin now that he is heading to retirement. According to them, they believe that the Mount Kenya region people will get a clear direction on whom to follow ahead of the 2022 race.
Nduati said that it will not be a good thing if the president leaves without giving them the leaders who shall represent our interests as the region. He also downplayed the notion that the mountain is divided claiming that the narrative is just being propagated by people who want to confuse voters from the region. He claimed that the Mount Kenya region is immovable and cannot be cut into pieces like a cake. Sabina Chege on her part lamented that the Mount Kenya region has lost focus given that other regions are already bargaining for power. She said the region has enough numbers to enable it to get a significant portion of the national cake in the next government.
Mugambi on the other hand asked the region to unite ahead of 2022, saying that is what is needed to ensure their numbers count. He stated that the unity of the region is very important as they head to the election. He added that they can bank on their large numbers. He also called upon Parliament to legislate laws that will enable the IEBC to review the constituencies’ boundaries. He said that the review should be done at least one year prior to the general elections and we are running out of time.
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